Request and Permission
To provide clarification of language used for request and permission in the context of in the office. To provide clarification and give practice of polite requests, through a context of a conversation. They will learn that there are many different ways of making polite requests in English. Also students will notice that if they do not want to sound rude in speaking, then they will need to know how to make a request in a polite way.
To practice listening in order to understand related sentences about request and permission in the context of in the office
Procedure (30-39 minutes)
The teacher will say a short story. The story is about the teacher's personal experience with her neighbour. Then extend the topic to students' experience in the same situation.
1- Ask students how we make requests politely and how we request something from others politely. Get some answers and write the phrases on the board (elicitation). Then explain how we use them : How we can make questions when we ask someone to do something: Can you _________ please? Could you _________ please? Do you think you could ____________ please? Do you mind ____________ please? Would you mind ____________ please? Desired answers would be: Can you give me your pen, please? Sure. Could you give me your pen, please? Yes, of course. Do you think you could give me your pen, please? Yes, certainly Would you mind giving me your pen, please? No, I don’t mind. Can/could + subject + V(bare infinitive or base form) would + subject+ V-ing English are usually made in the form of questions 2- Ask students how we can make questions when we ask for permission to do something: Can I _________? Could I _________ please? Is it alright / OK if I _________ ? Do you think I could _________ ? Do you mind if I_________ ? I wonder if I could _________ . Can I have your pen, please? Sure! Could I have your pen, please? Of course. Is it all right / OK if I have your pen? No sorry, I need it. Do you think I could have your pen? I am sorry, I am using it. Do you mind if I have your pen? No, I don’t mind. I wonder if I have your pen, please. Sure! Here you are. 3- Tell students how can we sound more polite: 1. Using please or using could instead of can 2. Using more words e.g. 'Do you think I could...' instead of 'Could I...' 3. Using intonation appropriately.
1. First, the students are required to read the text individually to guess the answers. 2. listen to the audion and complete the dialogue. 3. peer check the answers. The answer key will be provided by the teacher at the end of the practice.
1-Give students a matching sentence exercise and ask them to do the exercises individually and then peer-check. 2- Show a short movie in order to show the studnets real context of the target language. 3- Students are required to ask the teacher politely for a bar of chocolate. If they make the correct sentence, they will have the chocolate.
1. Introduce some scenarios to the students and ask them to form polite requests related to that scenario. 2. Give students role-play and let them work in pairs. 3. Then whole class feedback.